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GARDENS AROUND THE WORLD

Getting pictures and the feel of gardens around the world, is a great experience. One caveat-those gardens cannot always be recreated in the country you live in.

For example, the beauty of an Italian garden that is recreated in the U.S., may be a big disappointment due to the sky coloring. In a Mediterranean garden the sky color is lighter making the flowers and plants show up as a different tapestry in the U.S.

USING GARDENS FOR INFORMATION

By going to the gardens near where you live, you can collect information on the plants within. Native plants are the best because the have adapted to the soil, water, climate, and insects of the region.

These plants should form most of your garden plants as there will be less disease and problems. They also provide for the wildlife in your area. Having some of the less-frequently seen plants in your gardens assures the survival of the species.

Making  a list of the plants in your local gardens gives you some idea of what will do well for you.

HISTORIC GARDENS

One of the best reasons to garden globe trotting is to view historic gardens. The culture of its people is pronounced in an historic garden.

Viewing the gardens design, types of plants used, and the variety of plants gives a picture of how the people lived. Sometimes the gardens are historically researched or some of the original plants are visible. This adds to the pleasure of being there.

Over many years the plants may have changed and are no longer the same as in the original gardens. There is a Seed Bank now in England that saves seed to preserve the species and cultivars of the time periods.

The gardens may be simple or very elaborate in each country of the world but the common thread is that  they show us today how people lived in the past. Preserving and maintaining these gardens is paramount.

VIETNAM-RAISED WATER GARDEN

COSTA RICA– TROPICAL GARDEN

SUMMER IN PERU-COURTYARD GARDEN

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